The WCCM: Organization


The Guiding Board...

is a group of meditators representing and serving the worldwide Community. It gives direction on matters of broad concern within the community. These include major new initiatives but also the simple integrity of the teaching which is the heart of the community's life and mission. The Board oversees the service provided to the national communities by the International Team, Meditatio and the London International Office, new initiatives and outreach. The Director of the Community is a member of the Board, which also oversees succession and continuity in all the main leadership roles in the Community. The Guiding Board thus provides overall direction to the life and mission of the Community. It formulates a medium term strategy that is updated at its annual meetings after consultation with the national communities. Four members of the Board have particular responsibility for the countries in their global region.



The Executive Committee...

is a group appointed by the Guiding Board from among its membership charged with the responsibility of providing the necessary leadership to direct and manage the affairs of the Community in between the meetings of the Board.
  • Laurence Freeman (UK)
  • Pauline Peters (Australia)
  • Ana fonseca (Brazil)
  • Peter Ng (Singapore)
  • Clem Sauvé (Canada)
  • Sean Hagan (US)

The Trustees..

 are established under the Community’s Trust Deed to oversee its legal, financial and administrative affairs as required by the laws of England and Wales and a majority of Trustees will be members of the Guiding Board.
Laurence Freeman (UK)
Susan Spence (UK)
Clem Sauvé (Canada)
Charles Posnett (UK) - Chair
Bertrand Bouhour (France)
Celina Chan (China)
Mathias Beißwenger (Germany)
WCCM Advisory Council
Inge Relph
Peter Ng
Sean Hagan
Kim Nataraja
Mark Schofield
Dennis McAuliffe
Robert James
Cathy Day
Dennis McAuliffe
Fr Joe Pereira
Mark Schofield
Judi and Paul Taylor
The Directors...

form an international team caring for key specialised sectors of our Community's work. 
The Directors:



...are individuals in the Community or society at large who support and endorse the mission of the Community. 

The WCCM Patrons:

1. His Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper, Germany 
2. His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Westminster 
3. His Eminence Cardinal George Pell, Vatican 
4. His Eminence Cardinal John Tong Hon, Hong Kong 
5. His Eminence Cardinal Sean Brady, N. Ireland 
6. The Most Rev. Paul Gallagher, Vatican
7. The Most Rev. Christopher Prowse, Cranberra
8. Bishop Jason Gordon, Barbados
9. RR. Dom Diego M. Rosa OSB, Congregation of Monte Oliveto
10. Abbot Michelangelo Tiribili, Italy
11. Bishop Kallistos Ware, Oxford
12. The Most Rev. & Rt. Hon. Dr. Rowan Williams, Cambridge University
13. Jean Vanier, L' Arche
14. Fr. Thomas Keating OCSO, Contemplative Outreach
15. Professor Robert Kiely, Harvard University
16. Mary McAleese, Ireland
17. Dr. Balfour Mount, McGill University
18. Milo Coerper, Washington D.C.
19. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala
20. Paul Harris, Canada
21. Mother Mangalam, Malaysia
22. Margaret Rizza, Musician


The International Office is...

based in London. It serves as a support and information hub for the worldwide community as well as a link between the World Community and other organizations and groups, through a small core team and a wider group of volunteers. It supports the Director's travels and logistics, manages the finances, fundraising and legal matters, supports the Trustees, the Guiding Board, national coordinators and especially young national communities; disseminates information, produces the International Newsletter; assists Medio Media;  oversees the major WCCM retreats, pilgrimages and seminars.
The World Community for Christian Meditation
International Office:
The World Community for Christian Meditation
St Mark’s
Myddelton Square
London EC1R 1XX
+44 (0) 020 7278 2070
UK Office: + 44 (0) 8570 4466